If you missed the outline I sent on Google Wave a couple of weeks ago,
you might prefer this one.
Google Wave Pulp Fiction style.
A couple of weeks ago Google invited tens of thousands of people to test Google’s new big thing “Wave”, much to PB’s disgust we didn’t make it on the list.
Anyway, if Google get their way it’ll be a major development in communications so we thought a quick outline of it would be useful. Here’s what Google say:
"A Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more."
Basically it is a platform that combines all of the good things from email, instant messenger, Social Media, wikis and blogging to aid collaboration. Essentially it allows multiple people to join a conversation (social or business) at any given time and see all of the information from the start of the conversation, add their comments and content in real-time to make communication an all round easier prospect. Simple.
Mashable provide a far more expansive outline for you to read http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-guide/
And this video nails one small (but important) part of it in just 2 minutes.
Opinion on whether it’s an over-hyped red herring or the next big thing is somewhat mixed so we’ll just have to wait and see… Personally, I'm a fan and when you think of the thousands of emails you get in a week - you can only see this will help.